• Press Release

    December 02, 2008

    Encrypt Your Data with New Ultra secure Iomega eGo Encrypt Portable Hard Drive

    Iomega Also Adds New ""BlackBelt"" Model To Award-Winning eGo Portable Hard Drive Lineup

    San Diego, California - December 02, 2008 -

    Iomega, an EMC company (NYSE: EMC) and a global leader in data protection, today announced two new models in its award-winning eGo Portable Hard Drive line: the new ultra-secure Iomega® eGo™ Encrypt Portable Hard Drive with hardware-based encryption for double data protection, and the new “black-on-black” super rugged Iomega eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive with Drop Guard™ Xtreme data protection.

    “Adding two exciting models to our eGo Portable Hard Drive lineup is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to having the most rugged and stylistic portable drives in the marketplace today,” said Peter Wharton, vice president of marketing, Iomega Corporation. “The eGo Encrypt Drive is a ruggedized silver bullet with enterprise-level encryption for all your important files, while the eGo BlackBelt Drive is a shock-absorbing black beauty of a portable drive that makes its own fashion statement. Two perfect holiday gifts for anyone with lots of important files and a flair for the extraordinary.”

    Iomega eGo Encrypt Portable Hard Drive

    Take your most sensitive data anywhere with confidence thanks to the new hardware-based encryption built-into the new USB-powered Iomega eGo Encrypt Drive. This shiny silver 320GB* portable hard drive has all the style of the famous eGo product line with the security bonus of government-grade 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), perfect for storing critical business data or a fortune in music files, videos and images.

    Full-disc hardware encryption and password protection means the new eGo Encrypt Drive’s hard drive and all the individual files on it are always protected. Encryption software is pre-loaded and an easy-to-use management utility is included with the drive. Simply connect the eGo Encrypt Drive to a laptop or desktop computer via a USB port and you can read and write data at USB 2.0 speeds. To keep data secure on the eGo Encrypt Drive, if the USB cable is disconnected from the laptop or desktop at any time, the drive automatically “locks” and requires the owner’s password for data access.

    With 320GB of storage, the eGo Encrypt Drive can store more than 1.2 million photos, 5,980 hours of music, or 480 hours of video.**

    In addition to encryption, the eGo Encrypt Drive boasts Iomega’s Drop Guard Xtreme data protection feature. With the translucent Iomega Power Grip band in place on the eGo Encrypt Drive, data is protected from accidental drops up to seven feet – over twice the industry average.

    Iomega eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive

    This ruggedized black beauty provides top-notch data protection in a cool black-on-black style that befits a secret agent or anyone else whose color scheme favors the dark of night. Its sleekly curved black chassis has the added protection of Iomega’s Drop Guard Xtreme feature, thanks to a matching black Iomega Power Grip band that protects data from accidental drops of up to seven feet (84 inches). Portable hard drives from other manufacturers can’t compete with this kind of ruggedized data protection.

    The eGo BlackBelt Drive packs plenty of storage capacity with a 250GB 2.5-inch drive that is USB-powered for simple operation (no power supply required). The eGo BlackBelt Drive can carry up to 1,000,000 photos, over 4,625 hours of music or 375 hours of video.

    Bundled Software with new eGo Drives Gives Users a Total Solution

    The Iomega eGo Encrypt Drive and the Iomega eGo BlackBelt Drive both come complete with EMC® Retrospect® Express HD software for automatic and on-demand backups.

    Additionally, users of these new eGo Portable Hard Drive models also get the benefits of online computing with EMC’s Mozy™ online backup service, which offers incredible value and security for securely storing, protecting and accessing important files. MozyHome online backup service provides 2GB of free online storage for backing up selected folders or files to world-class EMC data centers. (Users can also upgrade to unlimited online storage for just $4.95/month.)

    System Compatibility

    The new Iomega® eGo™ Encrypt Portable Hard Drive 320GB USB 2.0 is compatible with Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, and Windows Vista™. The new Iomega® eGo™ BlackBelt Portable 250GB USB 2.0 is compatible with Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, and Windows Vista™, as well as Mac OS X 10.1 or above . MozyHome software is available for Windows XP and Windows Vista, as well as Mac OS X 10.4 and above. EMC Retrospect software is available for both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

    Price and Availability

    The new Iomega® eGo™ BlackBelt Portable 250GB USB 2.0 is now available worldwide for $119.99. The new Iomega® eGo™ Encrypt Portable Hard Drive 320GB USB 2.0 is expected to be available worldwide this month for $149.99. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.) In Europe, the new Iomega eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive is now available for 99.90 EUR, while the new Iomega eGo Encrypt Portable Hard Drive is expected to be available later this month for 134.90 EUR.

    To view Iomega’s entire line of eGo Portable Hard Drives, including single and dual interface models in multiple colors, as well as holiday gift favorites the eGo Camo Drive and the eGo Leather Drive, please go to www.iomega.com.

    About EMC

    EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world's leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.

    About Mozy

    Mozy is the world’s most popular online backup service for consumers and small businesses with more than 900,000 customers, 25,000 business customers and 11 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was the first company to offer a fully featured free online backup service. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007, and information can be found at www.mozy.com.

    About Iomega

    Iomega Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC Corporation and headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega’s product portfolio includes industry leading network storage products, external hard drives, and our award-winning removable storage technology, the REV® Backup Drive. To learn about all of Iomega’s digital storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at www.iomega.com/ipartner.

    About Dell

    Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies. This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions. Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98 percent of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

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